I am taking Lactulose and it works well for me. My doctor wonders why I would always need it. Miralax doesn't work for me. Is there anything OTC that is comparable to Lactulose so that I don't have to depend on a doctor to get the help I need? Thanks
Is there anything OTC comparable to Lactulose?
Question posted by LymaBeane on 3 Sep 2014
Last updated on 7 February 2017
Is Lactulose a prescription product in the USA? I buy a generic 'Actilax' here (AU; on the shelf) but it is still expensive. I pay ~$10/500ml. If I was given a choice, Lactulose wouldn't be at the top of the list (it is for medical reasons: ammonia removal) but in the past plant fiber laxatives have worked well and far more predictably and reliably. Metamucil, (psyllium husk fiber) is a good one and you can just increase the amount to where it becomes effective. The chemical ones I have never been keen on.
It is funny. Today I had conversation with my pharmacist and after with my doctor. Both agreed that I would need to try to take Lactulose syrup. I didn’t try yet but it is good to hear that someone else use it already and it works for him/her.
May I ask you what is Miralax?
How's your diet? Getting enough roughage and drinking enough water? Exercise (walking)?
No there is nothing like lactulose. Are you on medications that cause constipation? Do you take stool softeners?
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